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5 Go-To Meals Of Nutrition Students

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Meal Ideas, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger With classes, clubs, meetings, work and everything in between, it can be hard for college students to prepare a meal. Some students grab those grease-laden on-the-go meals, but nutrition and dietetics students are a little more mindful of their food choices. I asked some of my fellow nutrition students for their favorite easy-to-prepare, healthy meal ideas! Acai Bowl “Whenever

Casually Consuming More Calories: The Fast-Casual Conundrum

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Meal Ideas, Tips  /  Comments: 1
By Daniel Preiato, BS, DTR, Contributing Blogger In the past 5 years, there has been an emergence of fast-casual style restaurants, such as Chipotle and Panera Bread. These restaurants differ from their fast food counterparts because they allow the consumer to choose from mostly whole food ingredients and decide exactly what goes on their plate. While this appears to be a healthier option than traditional fast-food,…

Healthy Eats: College Breakfast Edition

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Meal Ideas, Recipes  /  Comments: 1
By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger How many times have you heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? But when you get to college, your parents aren’t around to remind you every morning. Between late nights of studying, and sleeping until the last possible moment before your 8 AMs, breakfast usually goes unnoticed. However, research shows that eating breakfast daily, which was instilled in you as…

Marathon Day Nutrition Plan

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Fitness, Meal Ideas, Tips  /  Comments: 1
By Melissa O’Shea, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger With fall marathon season approaching and training plans ramping up, it’s important to also start thinking about your fueling plan for race day. Training isn’t just about logging miles and working on speed work, but it’s also a time to test out your nutrition and hydration, which are both crucial for a successful race. Here’s what you’ll need to consider…

5 Healthy Breakfasts In 5 Minutes (Or Less!)

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: 1
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post was sponsored by belVita who also provided the header image. The morning rush oftentimes gets you out the door without a healthy breakfast. Research, however, shows that there are numerous benefits to starting your day off right. Those who eat breakfast tend to have a more nutritious diet overall, have better concentration, sustained energy levels throughout the day, and may even weigh…

My 5 Healthy Reasons to Enjoy Peanuts

Monday, April 11th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post was sponsored by Planters Peanuts who also sent me samples.  Since I was a little girl, I’ve always adored peanuts. But as I got older I realized it’s not only the taste I love, but also the fact that these nuts (technically legumes) are brimming with good-for-you nutrients. Here are 5 reasons why peanuts can fit into your healthy eating plan and creative ways to enjoy them. #1: Plant-Based

Switch Up Your Favorite Foods

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: 0
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger We all have our “ways” of eating certain foods. Some ways may be more outside the box than others, but we should always try to embrace new tastes. Seeing as this month’s theme for National Nutrition Month is “Savor the Flavor,” here are some ideas on how to do just that!   Cottage Cheese
High in protein, this soft cheese is an underappreciated food.…

Recipe Round Up: Healthy Barbecue Fare

Monday, August 17th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Meal Ideas, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Alexandra Orlan, Guest Blogger Barbecues are the epitome of summer. Everyone loves to have friends and family over and enjoy a nice meal together. Problem is, some of these foods can be very unhealthy. Below are some healthy twists on the classic barbecue foods thanks to several registered dietitians. Healthy French Onion Dip
Recipe and photo by Kristina LaRue RD, CSSD of Love and Zest   Servings: 4 Ingredients:

How to Add Vegetables Into Kid-Friendly Meals

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Meal Ideas, Tips  /  Comments: 1
This post was sponsored by Champion. By Mary (Yue) Sun, PhD, Guest Blogger The biggest problem parents seem to have is finding creative ways to get their kids to eat more veggies. But getting your child to eat healthy shouldn’t be a burden. Here are 3 quick and easy ideas to boost your kiddos veggie intake.
  • Make a healthy dip: Research shows that dips are a great way for children to increase their vegetable consumption.

How to Build a Healthier Soup

Thursday, February 12th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report Winter is the perfect time to cozy up to a bowl of warm soup. Soups are a perfect way to take in a variety of wholesome ingredients, which can lead to a healthier diet. Some soups, however, can easily be transformed into a calorie and fat nightmare. Traditional bowls of thick and creamy mushroom soup, bisque or clam chowder can rack up the calories…

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